Anonymous said: In response to the ask about calling people "biologically X": the problem is that it suggests that male or female are biological facts, or that biology itself is a fact, when the binary structure imposed by (male) scientists is just as socially constructed as gender roles and masculinity and femininity. In saying somebody is "biologically female" you are parcelling up a whole load of culturally constructed assumptions that aren't helpful, because "female" doesn't mean anything. (1/2)
(2/2) so AFAB/AMAB are way more accurate because they refer specifically to the idea that a doctor, on looking at a baby’s genitals, made an assumption about their gender, whereas “biologically female” suggests that a person has a vulva, a vagina, ovaries, a womb, and makes other implications such as their hormone balance and their chromosomes, which actually, we cannot know just by sight. The thing with AFAB/AMAB is that we’re acknowledging that it’s just a guess.
Sorry for the past few irrelevant posts, my tumblr fucked up randomly and now my computers being weird oops
I will answer more questions later tonight and queue up some confessions too, I’m currently babysitting so I have to get off the computer but I will try to be on more this weekend!
Anonymous said: in response to the bio male/female anon: a big part of the problem with the terms is that they imply that trans people are really the gender/sex they were assigned at birth no matter how they identify. it places an emphasis on what parts someone has and not how they identify. also, it's really problematic to ascribe even biological sex to a binary system, because between 1% and 7% of the population is born with mixed sex characteristics. please do more research, this is a very basic explanation.
Thank you for explaining that! I really should do more research, I’ve just been having some really crazy hard times in my personal life, so keeping up with this blog has not been a priority for a while.
dottieverse said: I'm pretty sure the male equivalent to Gynosexual is Androsexual
Anonymous said: Can i just say you're the first person (i don't really venture into the community so there's bound to be more) that i've come across who's said "I literally woke up one day like ‘wait a second'" and i find that really reassuring because one night i was laid in bed when i was about 12 (so 5 years ago) and everything just fell into place and everything suddenly made sense to me about what i'd been feeling it was like a eureka moment without as much joy because i knew it wouldn't be accepted.
Honestly, I’ve never met anyone else like that either, you and I are two peas in a ‘sudden-realization’ pod. If anyone else discovered their identity or orientation this way, let me know!!! Come join our ‘OOOOHHHHH’ party :P
Anonymous said: for anon, that's something you'd need to discuss with the doctor you're working with,
the breast surgery anon? yeah, that’s true.